Entry into the government sector through SSC CGL offers handsome salary package. I am sure many of you would have googled regarding SSC CGL posts and salary package(hence you are here!).
For the majority of us, the only factors which attract us to a particular job are status and money.
Many times, we first look at the salary package, then the syllabus, and it is only then that we apply for any competitive exam 😀
We have updated this post with detailed information on SSC CGL posts and salary structure, followed by a brief introduction about job profile (coming up in the second part of this post) – hope you find it really useful.
Also, once you are done reading this post, you should take a look at the list we have compiled of the best books for SSC CGL aspirants.
7th Pay Commission And Increase In Salaries
Salaries offered by the Staff Service Commission are quite lucrative.
With the 7th Pay Commission having submitted its report, salary and other benefits for central government employees will go up quite a bit. All the more reason to apply for the SSC CGL exam 😀
Quick GK Question: Who headed the 7th pay commission?
Before we get into SSC CGL Posts and Salary Structure, let us briefly understand the salary structure in government jobs.
Salary Structure In Central Government Posts
Government employee salary has four major components – Basic salary, Grade pay, House Rent allowance, Dearness allowance.
The other components can be uniform allowance (depends on post), medical allowance, travel allowance, phone allowance, shift allowance etc.
Let me quickly explain how the major components are computed (the smaller components would matter only once you get the job!)
- Basic salary – You get to know about your basic salary from the pay band. Pay band tells you the range over which basic salary can be for a particular post. For eg. Let’s say that the pay band for a post is Rs. 5200-20200. What this means is that the starting basic salary for this post is Rs. 5200 per month, and with annual increments (3%) this can reach up to Rs. 20,200 per month.
- Grade pay – Grade Pay is a fixed pay for the specific post. This concept was introduced in the sixth pay commission to create a sense of status and seniority of a post. So a post with higher grade pay is seen to be of higher ‘grade’ than the lower ones.
- Dearness allowance – The dearness allowance (DA) is provided to negate the effect of inflation and is linked to Consumer Price Index. DA is calculated as a fixed percentage of the sum total of basic salary and grade pay. In July 2015 for eg. DA was 119%. For central government employees, it is revised every 6 months, usually July and January.
- House rent allowance (HRA) – HRA is paid when government quarters cannot be provided to the employee. It is provided as a percentage of the sum of grade pay and basic. The rate varies from place to place and depends on the population of the area. For this purpose, cities are classified as X, Y and Z category. In X class cities HRA is 30% of the Basic +GP, in Y category cities it is 20% and in Z category cities it is 10%.
Some other things to keep in mind.
- The pay band can change if you are promoted/transferred to a post with different pay band. So don’t think that the higher limit is all you will get. Typically you would be promoted to a higher pay band before you hit the maximum.
- Obviously, you either get government quarters or HRA. Not both.
- Some part of your salary will be deducted towards provident fund, National pension scheme, Central government health scheme, taxes etc.
Classification Of SSC Posts Into Groups
As you can see in the tables below, the posts are categorised into two groups viz; Group “B” and Group “C. This classification is primarily on the basis of pay band and the grade pay. Here is the official order.
Group ‘B’ posts constitute the middle management level posts in the pay scale of 9300 – 34800 (in the Pay Band-2) and one of the following grade pay – Rs.5400, Rs.4800, Rs.4600 and Rs.4200
Group `C’ posts on the other hand, perform supervisory as well as operative tasks and provide clerical assistance to ministries and field organisations. These are in the pay scale of 5200-20200 (in the Pay Band-1), and a grade pay of Rs.2800, Rs.2400, Rs.2000, Rs.1900 and Rs.1800.
Now, let us check out the current SSC CGL posts and salary, as available from the current SSC CGL notification.
SSC CGL Posts and Salary Structure
The salary package of Group ‘B’ posts is given below. This year the post of Assistant Audit Officer has been opened for direct recruitment through SSC CGL exam.
MEA Cipher post has however been discontinued.
|Post||Ministries/Department/ Offices/ Cadre||Classification||Grade Pay|
|Assistant Section Officer||Central Secretariat Service||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Central Vigilance Commission||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Intelligence Bureau||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Ministry of Railway||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Ministry of External Affairs||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Audit Officer||Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG||Group “B”||4800|
|Assistant||Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant||Other Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations||Group “B”||4200|
|Inspector, (Central Excise)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Inspector (Preventive Officer)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Inspector (Examiner)||CBEC||Group “B”||4600|
|Assistant Enforcement Officer||Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue||Group “B”||4600|
|Sub Inspector||Central Bureau of Investigation||Group “B”||4200|
|Inspector of Posts||Department of Post||Group “B”||4200|
|Statistical Investigator Gr.II||M/o Statistics & Prog.|
|Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group “B”||4200|
|Sub Inspector||National Investigation Agency (NIA)||Group “B”||4200|
SSC CGL posts and salary groups listed below fall under Group ‘C’ category :
|Post||Ministries/Department/ Offices/ Cadre||Classification||Grade Pay|
|Inspector of Income Tax||CBDT||Group “C”||4600|
|Auditor||Offices under C&AG||Group “C”||2800|
|Auditor||Offices under CGDA||Group “C”||2800|
|Auditor||Offices under CGA|
|Accountant/ Junior Accountant||Offices under C&AG||Group “C”||2800|
|Accountant/ Junior Accountant||Offices under CGA|
|Senior Secretariat Assistant||Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres.||Group “C”||2400|
|Tax Assistant||CBDT||Group “C”||2400|
|Tax Assistant||CBEC||Group “C”||2400|
|Compiler||Registrar General of India||Group “C”||2400|
|Sub- Inspector||Central Bureau of Narcotics||Group “C”||2400|
Using our explanation of salary components, you should now be able to calculate the approximate gross salary for your preferred post. The second part of this post will cover a brief description of each post.
But till then, have you read about the best books for SSC CGL.
what would be the whole monthly salary of interview post ?
Simply add up all the components. So total salary = A +B + C + D, where
A= Basic salary
B= Grade Pay
C= Dearness Allowance = (A+B)*DA/100 [here DA = 119% at the moment]
D= House rent allowance = (A+B)*HRA/100 [here HRA = depends on class of city eg. 30% in X class city]
Apart from this total sum, there would also be other benefits based on the job profile but this amount gives you a good idea.